Omni Publishing recently announced the publication of a new novel by former FBI agent James Ring, entitled, “Necessary Assets” (ISBN: 978-1490997469). According to the publisher, this “riveting work of fiction begins with an unusual alliance between a modernized Sicilian Mafia and retired FBI agent Mark Patrick.”

Author Ring’s extensive FBI background allows him to tell a very realistic tale, where the agents are not super heroes, the Mafia is not all powerful, and the international terrorists are presented as they are — a very dangerous and constant threat to America.

'Necessary Assets' by James RingIn the novel, the Mafia, in an effort to prevent an al-Qaeda terrorist attack on U.S. soil, offers to anonymously furnish information to the FBI, but only through Patrick. Desperate to convince their fundamentalist donors to return to the fold, al-Qaeda has authorized “The Engineer” to operate off the AQ grid leading two cells of radicalized U.S. citizens to attack the nation’s economic hub, Manhattan, and its freedom hub, Boston. They are willing to unsheathe an evil not yet dared, transforming both cities into dead zones where no one can commute to work.

The reader travels with the action to Naples, Palermo, Tunis, Sana’a in Yemen and eventually to Manhattan and Boston. However, this novel remains throughout a story about neighborhoods, where residents watch out for each other.

About the Author:
James Ring is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated the American La Cosa Nostra and the Sicilian Mafia in New England. Ring received the Department of Justice’s highest award as the architect of the first and only electronic interception of the La Cosa Nostra/Mafia induction ceremony of new members, including the Omerta oath.

Ring has testified in federal court as an expert witness on La Cosa Nostra and has served as a media commentator on organized crime. He participated in a series by National Public Radio analyzing the current Department of Justice Informant Guidelines. Ring served for one year on the Department of Defense advisory board, mandated by Congress, to review their civilian and military investigative capabilities. The board reviewed the growing military preference of favoring electronic intelligence gathering at the expense of human intelligence.

Ring founded a business information and investigative service within a prestigious Boston law firm where he remains today.

During the investigations into New England La Cosa Nostra, Ring married a former FBI agent. They chose to live in Boston’s North End not far from the street headquarters of the La Cosa Nostra. The success of these investigations, and subsequent prosecutions, helped transform the North End into the vibrant community it is today. Both Ring and his wife continue to live in the North End. In their daily lives, they walk the neighborhood, visit friends, and frequent the diverse shops and interesting cafes within their community.

Book-Fiction: “Necessary Assets”
Author: James A. Ring
Price: $15.95 Trade Paperback (Amazon)
Price: $3.99 eBook Kindle
Published by Omni Publishing Company.
ISBN-10: 1490997466
ISBN-13: 978-1490997469; Paperback: 436 pages.

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